Why I Walk

I am acutely aware that April is Autism Awareness (or Autism Acceptance) Month. I serve on both the corporate sponsorship advisory and public relations committees at my local chapter of Autism Speaks (See how St. Louis did Light It Up Blue!). And before I go any further, let me say this....more
 @Jerrilynn Thanks!more

Me, My Mom and Elizabeth Taylor

Today is the one-year anniversary of the death of one of my icons, Elizabeth Taylor. Last year, I struggled to pen a blog post to honor Liz. At the time, I was mainly known as the fashion/style contributor at Girl's Guide to the Galaxy. As such, I thought I should probably rehash Liz's style over the years as many had already done, but was probably expected of me from my loyal readers....more

How Not to Win Friends and Influence People in Email

Let me preface this post by saying that I love email. I really do. I love having the freedom to compose my words carefully and strategically. I like having a paper trail that I can reference when needed. Plus, I hate getting caught off guard and stuttering a lame comeback instead of presenting a polished, intelligent response. Because despite the fact that I'm actually a spokesperson and have spoken at many events and conferences, I admit it....more
Agreed. This SAHM is doing lunch duty, classroom mom duties, and fund raising duties because ...more

A note to my 2012 self

Dear 2012 Self,  Hey. It's me. Well, you. Your 2011 self. I know, I know. You'd like to forget me and most of this year. But I'm not going to let you. I'm not going to sit by and watch you once again sideline your goals and dreams with excuses of stress, time and obligations. We've been there. Done that. Now I know that you hate resolutions. But I also know that you love lists. So I put this list together with some input from your other past selves. No offense. We love you, kid. But we don't want to see you at next year's pity party. Read up. And get to work. ...more
@JennaPet you are so welcome - the list is fantastic - a very happy New Year to you!more